Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

Ah yes, 2/24/74... I put that one on yesterday as a matter of fact. As great as that show is, I actually found -- except for the big jams -- that it lags in some spots. Even PITB seemed a little lackluster. The China> Rider is excellent, however, and I remember thinking yesterday that this is one of the best versions of Let It Grow that I've ever heard. Dark Star> Dew speaks for itself, though I'd say the Dew is probably the better half of that combo.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

I do agree about the PITB. There's a spark missing that doesn't propel this one into the realm of greatness that so many other versions have reached. I find the rest of the show to be total ecstasy though, and that makes up for it. There's a vibe to this show that can't be put into words, and it really draws me in. The slower songs are just soooooo sweet. Candyman, Ship of Fools, Row Jimmy, and Baby Blue are some of my favorite versions ever played. They have that vibe, that I wish I could describe. The playing is exquisite. I suppose exquisite is the best word to describe those songs. Equisite: "marked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution"

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-10-27 17:03:38